Star Wars Babies

I haven’t always had the best of luck with my Steam-A-Seam adventures, but I was determined to make it work for the sake of Star Wars, and the fact that I would be giving them away therefore not have to deal with the aftermath of failure. Wait….they know where I live…damn!

Out of that first disaster applique craft, I did have one survive without me having to stitch it down. It happens to be the Star Wars onesie. Coincidence? I think NOT!

Star Wars Baby
Star Wars Baby

It’s a bit bubbly and would be better stitched down, but that’s 1 out of 4…that’s a 25% success rate…whatever…look, CUTE BABY!!!

Moving Model
Moving Model

I’m just following modern business culture – when there’s failure, distract!

Not to disappoint you, as per usual, I do everything in Costco amounts – including onesies:

Pile'o'onesies
Pile’o’onesies

One of the new onesies was pre-ruined out of the package! Someone at Target was a little too excited to restock shelves. I can’t get upset about it, though, when I’m technically planning to patch perfectly good onesies.

Box Knife Bastards - My New Band Name
Box Knife Bastards – My New Band Name

My, how my art board has changed over the years. I cut out the images I wanted from the fabric with great meticulous detail. No, not really. I just cut them out, stuck them to one side of the Steam-A-Seam2 in the most efficient arrangement I could take the time to bother with, and cut them out.

Art
Art

Being that my “canvas” is a 12 or 18 month sized onesie, I did check to make sure my images would fit.

My Artboard Circa 2013
My Artboard Circa 2013

I spent more time making sure I really pressed these down. The Steam-A-Seam2 is this layer of gel-like plastic that takes effort to melt between the layers. I did much better this time. This is a picture of covering the box knife slash that went through the back of the onesie too. The selvage is just too funny not to use.

Creative Patching Back
Creative Patching Back

And the Death Star right on the Juice Belly? Yes please.

Creative Patching Front
Creative Patching Front

I ironed all the fronts and backs on, then piled them up to Ms. Viking and zig-zag stitched them all down just to keep them extra, extra secure.

Batch Sewing Onesies
Batch Sewing Onesies

Hopefully you have a nice, narrow free-arm option. The onesie is already sewn together, so moving around the knit fabric without tweaking it too bad and getting the woven fabric stitched down one a baby onesie takes some manipulation. My machine is a ‘little bit of everything’ kind of machine, so works great for this, but your mileage may vary.

finagle
finagle

Tomorrow I will post photos of the whole thing – pants, onsies, Star Wars cute overload!

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